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    Tiny Emerald Whelpling and Tiny Crimson Whelpling price dive

    So these pets have dropped a crazy amount since MoP release.
    Is there a buff to drop rate, are they terrible in pet battles?
    What am I missing here?


    Thanks.

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    They pretty much all have. There are some hints for new patch 5.1 stating:
    Several UI and other improvements will be added to the Pet Battles system, including a way to upgrade the rarity of pets that you’ve captured.

    sounds like it might get even worse for those of us that stocked up on pets pre Mop. I spent about 180k on mine, thinking about what to do with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifteh View Post
    So these pets have dropped a crazy amount since MoP release.
    Is there a buff to drop rate, are they terrible in pet battles?
    What am I missing here?


    Thanks.
    The influx of players coming back = more mobs killed = more drop chances for companions. With that being said because of pet battles they may have increased the drop rate .

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    Don't forget that all the collectors who had multiple characters who had the pet caged them and put them up in the AH, so not only is there a new influx of drops, but caged pets were also flooding the market.

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    So what's the play then?
    Buy up the cheap pets and wait for the market to come back up (since it's currently flooded)?
    Or just ignore and not get into more pets than you already have?

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    most rare pet prices dropped but Im hoping that the market will recover and I keep buying cheap pets.
    Also Blizzard needs some serious pet interface improvements as its flawed as hell - its making me crazy since my Trade skill master wont even account my sold pets and lets not even talk about auctionator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifteh View Post
    So what's the play then?
    Buy up the cheap pets and wait for the market to come back up (since it's currently flooded)?
    Or just ignore and not get into more pets than you already have?
    No one really knows right now everything is still very much up in the air. Personally I spent too much pre-MoP on rare pets, I didn't anticipate the prices dropping as much as they did. Since MoP I've been buying up anything that I think is way too cheap. That's been getting harder and harder as more and more cheap pets flood the AH. Sales are almost non-existent right now so my bankroll on 1 of my servers is dangerously low. What you do I think needs to depend on your acceptable level of risk. There is a strong possibility that prices never truly recover since no pets are actually getting removed from circulation since anyone can cage any pet they've bought. I'm kind of all in at this point so I'm going to keep buying what I feel are crazy good values and hope that eventually I can make a profit. I'm afraid it's going to take a long time though.

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    I think it is a bit early to call doom on the market. I am still buying up the rare pets when I come across them for silly low prices. The majority of people are still levelling and haven't even thought about pet battles. They need time to level, gear up a bit and get bored. Once they are bored, they will start checking out other facets of the game and/or will have money to spend on luxury items. This should incidentally bring about a new wave of collectors who need the rare pets.

    The market is already starting to thin out on my server as people get lazy/bored/give up on trying to sell the pets they have. Given enough time, it will largely be back to the more tenacious goblins to list and prices should recover.

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    All pets but the geode have dropped by several times. Geode, on the other hand, has jumped in price in 2 times

    Other than that, I'm pretty disappointed in my pet investment. I should've rather invested into bag materials: I'd already had been sitting on piles of gold by now.

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    I was curious today so I looked around a few old realms I used to play on. 2 small pop, 3 medium, 1 large pop and it seems like on the small/medium pop realms the prices are actually pretty high but on the large pop realm the prices are absolutely in the toilet. Unfortunately for me the large pop realm is where I primarily want to make the gold. So maybe the low prices and poor selling market are a large pop thing? For anyone that plays on multiple realms including large pop realms it might be worth your while to compare prices and stock up if prices are crazy cheap on one but really high on another.

 

 

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